The Peekskill City Council passed a resolution to enter into a one-year $40,000 contract with Bedford Hills-based public relations and marketing firm Harrison Edwards, at its Aug. 13 work session.
Mayor Mary Foster said the council is focused on building a social media and web presence for the City of Peekskill at the Aug. 6 work session where Harrison Edwards met with the council.
Deputy Mayor Drew Claxton pressed the need for Peekskill to “get on the map of larger organizations that seem to overlook Peekskill.”
“We have always been struggling since I was a child with this perception of Peekskill and it’s not like that. But how do you get rid of that perception,” Claxton asked.
Carolyn Mandelker, President of Harrison Edwards, noted her company’s 25 years of experience and track record with similar clients and with print, online and other electronic media. You can read more about the firm in the PDF attached to this article.
The other two firms that responded to the city’s RFP that met requirements and then met with the Public Relations and Marketing Consultant Committee were Power Relations and Co-Communications. The Committee chose Harrison Edwards as the preferred firm.
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